But that was a month ago. Now, Stone thinks the former madam — or, as he puts it, the “busty businesswoman” — has a shot at half a million votes if she runs as the Libertarian candidate, and he wants to help her do it.
Davis, who refers to herself on her website as “the first candidate in New York history to run while on probation,” has moved past the original rationale for her candidacy (she thinks it sucks that she went to jail and Spitzer didn’t) and plans to run on a platform of legalizing prostitution and pot, relaxing gun laws, and legalizing gay marriage. She claims to have the support of rapper 50 Cent, “Northern California pot growers,” and, of course, rich former prostitution clients (who “one insider” tells the News might be convinced to donate so they aren’t identified as rich former prostitution clients).
Stone (who also thinks it sucks that Davis went to jail and Spitzer didn’t) lost his job with state Republicans over an abusive phone call he allegedly made to Spitzer’s dad, and was the source who originally told the FBI about Spitzer’s hookers.
Stone dismisses the concerns of some of the Libertarians at the convention he escorted, as it were, Davis to last week that he’s using her to take votes away from whoever the Democrat turns out to be. Lazio, he says, is a “turkey,” and Stone’s candidate is just as likely to take votes away from him (and in fairness, Stone is not the only Republican in this state showing a certain lack of enthusiasm for Lazio).
Stone, a long-time resident of the place where politics and sex overlap, plans to to get Davis her petition signatures by utilizing breasts, both Davis’ (which were already bared in a campaign photo) and those of her “Penthouse Pet” friends, which will be deployed in Grand Central Station during rush hour.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on February 7, 2010